Theoretically it could work. But having just lined everything up, I realise it would mean an extra ply construction in the fuselage - the battery would have to be mounted high to clear the engine cross mount:
Side view shows the longitudinal feasibility:
The diagonals on the 'firewall' where the motor cross mounts will be show that the battery would have to be mounted very high if the CoG were to be ket forward:
It had been an external exhibit for 56 years when I first saw it, so it had probably had had a few licks of paint by then. It is currently in the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.
In the early 70s, I went to the Bovington Tank Museum and there were half a dozen German AFVs there, all in their original camo, but being re-painted in something totally different. I was most disappointed.